On today’s show, voices from May Day, International Workers Day, celebrated here in DC, in solidarity with people around the country and world. And that performance by comedian Michelle Wolf at the White House Correspondents Dinner is still raising controversy. And the response to it is proof positive that the corporate media can dish it out but can’t take it. This was definitely a week for people in DC standing up and raising their voices, speaking truth to power. Plus headlines on teachers, auto emissions, a report from new memorial to victims of lynching terror and more.
On The Ground: Voices of Resistance from the Nation’s Capital (www.onthegroundshow.org) is a weekly show that brings alternative news from DC. We cover social justice activism and activists, those who are in the DC area and those who come to DC from across the nation or from across the globe to speak truth to power. Esther Iverem, creator, executive producer and host, is an award-winning journalist, poet, visual artist and activist. Her most recent book is Olokun of the Galaxy, a book of poetry and visual art about honoring Earths oceans and ecosystem and those who perished during or descended from the Atlantic Slave Trade. (Seeing Black Press).